"I've just always thought of BPL as a judgement free forum, unless the criticism is constructive, of course."
You're kidding me, right? Elijah, BPL is anything but a judgement free forum, and the criticism can be downright nonconstructive. There are some pretty recent threads that show this!
"I was just saying that some people were entertained by this thread (I know I was), whether it is educational or not, which, in my opinion, is completely acceptible on Chaff."
Yup, your thread is completely acceptable on Chaff, and some of us were obviously entertained. I don't speak for Dave (nor did I sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night), but my guess is that his comment was tongue in cheek - not an indictment, more of an eye roll.